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HEROES AND HERO CULTS HEROES WERE USUALLY born of a god and a
mortal woman. The hero Perseus was the result of Zeus' love affair with the
mortal Danae and the mighty Herakles was born to Zeus and the mortal Alkmene.
HEROES AND HERO CULTS H PROPAGANDA MYTHS IN ART GREEK ART
OFTEN featured mythology which reinforced the Greeks' superiority over non-
Greek others. Athenians, in particular, used mythological scenes as propaganda.
One day a festival in honour of the goddess was held at Sestos and among the
many worshippers was Leander, a young man whose attractiveness in his home
town of Abydos rivalled that of Hero's in Sestos. He fell in love with Hero at first ...
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review
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